Discount Gambling

Push 22 Side Bet @ Viejas Casino

Posted in +EV, blackjack sidebets, free bet blackjack by stephenhow on August 22, 2013

a91d79570d5b39e5076b8950689c832a_XL My local Viejas Casino just installed Free Bet Blackjack, a game I worked on for Geoff Hall and ShuffleMaster. There’s a side bet on the game called “Push 22”, that I did not work on (until I got back from Viejas last night). I figured I’d check if it was you-know-what.

The bet has some nice payouts, and is a natural match for a game where the dealer pushes all bets on a 22 bust. For a 6-deck shoe, the game has a 5.85% house edge. Not too bad, considering the odds it pays.

Push-22 Side Bet (6 Decks)
Outcome Frequency Payout Return
Suited Dealer 22 0.003327 50-to-1 0.166345
Same Colour Dealer 22 0.011659 20-to-1 0.233174
Other Dealer 22 0.058551 8-to-1 0.468405
Dealer Not 22 0.926464 lose -0.926464
Total 1.000000 -0.058540

Of course, I had to check the EORs (for a single removed card), which showed promise:

Push-22 Side Bet EORs (6 Decks)
Removed EOR Balanced Unbalanced
Deuce -0.44% -1 -1
Trey +0.07%
Four +0.11%
Five +0.13% +1
Six -0.32% -1 -1
Seven -0.12%
Eight -0.06%
Nine -0.03%
Ten/Face +0.03%
Ace +0.52% +2 +2

With the unbalanced blah, you should blah for +24 or better. This will happen 5.1% of the time, with an average +3.6% blah.

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  1. joshaxelrad said, on August 31, 2013 at 6:42 am

    by george stephen your heart seems fatigued. might i suggest exercise

    blah sir.

  2. dirk33 said, on January 6, 2015 at 11:56 am

    What starting number are you using for the unbalanced “bluh”? The “blah” I use stats at +26 but I’ve seen others start at various numbers.


  3. Daniel said, on October 22, 2015 at 7:56 am

    What does “blah” mean?

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